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Oh la la Lesage

inside Lesage couture embroidery studio with Chanel

“There is only one person who knows how to make this piece; this lady has been working here for thirty years.” This, and many other such factoids are the type of geeky nugget one gobbles up on a visit to the Lesage couture embroidery workshops on the outskirts of Paris. On an industrial estate that’s a step up from your average (think sun-dappled and tree-dotted), it’s where the hands of dedicated embroiderers stitch and bead Chanel’s finest couture showpieces. (more…)

What to buy from Ines de la Fressange X Uniqlo SS16

Ines de la Fressange X Uniqlo

Ines de la Fressange continues to crank out accessible Parisian classics for Uniqlo. In the latest collection I’ve spotted a great grey sweatshirt*, the perfect indigo jeans*, a very nice blue Oxford shirt and countless iterations of slim-leg chinos. There’s also a long sleeve prairie dress that I can’t image Ines (or me) wearing but it’s super-cool nevertheless.

If you want easy basics under £50 and have similarly Ines-like proportions (all the cuts do seem very slim and the trousers tend to be quite low waisted), then have a nose below…

SHOP THE POST BELOW…

*Update: Grrr, a couple of things are now sold out online but hopefully are still stocked in store. Otherwise, well y’know, eBay…?

WORDS: Navaz Batliwalla/Disneyrollergirl
IMAGES: Uniqlo

THE DRG STYLE INDEX: ALEXANDER MCQUEEN THE MOVIE, J.W. ANDERSON, LOUIS VUITTON, SEPHORA

Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands currently buzzing on my radar…

1. ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, THE MOVIE
Alexander McQueen by Nick waplington

So an Alexander McQueen biopic has been announced which should be very interesting. I can’t imagine it’s an easy film to get made, so many people to keep happy. You want to tell a compelling story but equally you need the notoriously protective family, friends and Kering gatekeepers to comply. (more…)

Buy it now: mid-month pick-me-ups

McQueen embellished clutch

Meh, January is dragging is it not? Time for some prettiness in the guise of a mid-month pick-me-up or two. Olympia Le-Tan’s rose candle for Diptyque is a good one to start with, the feelgood rose scent should lift spirits without the need to leave your nest. (more…)